Presentations

Alejandra Flores-Miller

Research Program Coordinator - Bilingual
Baltimore, Maryland
Alejandra Flores-Miller
Alejandra Flores Miller works as a Research Program Coordinator for a PCORI-funded randomized controlled study evaluating the impact of a mHealth-enhanced retention support on HIV virologic suppression. Additionally, she coordinates the activities of the Latinx Outreach Team that provides HIV testing, education and Linkage to Care in partnership with BCHD. She currently leads a team of Latino CHW’s that provides linkage to care and COVID-19 community testing, and she connects individuals and families with COVID-19 resources. The team is also working at the vaccination community clinic that...

Sonya Krishnan, MD

Clinical Fellow
Baltimore, Maryland
Sonya Krishnan, MD
Sonya Krishnan, MD, is a clinical fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has joined Dr. Amita Gupta’s lab and will be studying host biomarkers of HIV/TB and TB outcomes with particular interest in understanding inflammation pathways, their impacts and potential therapies. During the 2020-2021 academic year she will also be pursing additional training via the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Graduate Training Program In Clinical Investigation. Dr. Krishnan grew up in Minnesota and completed her undergraduate studies at Carleton...

Arish Hussain

Baltimore, Maryland
Arish Hussain
ELECTIVE EXPERIENCE AT CCGHE My 6 week research elective commenced in the third week of September 2019 under the mentorship of Dr. Jeff Tornheim. I began by contacting Dr. Tornheim before coming to Baltimore and reading up on his work to familiarise myself with the topics. My primary aim for this block was to learn all the components that go into the making of an accurate scientific research paper. On reaching Baltimore, I attended an orientation session to meet my peers and toured the campus. We then set the first week’s targets. The first thing Dr. Tornheim recommended was a thorough read...

Prasad Bogam, MPH, PMP

Research Program Manager
Pune, India
Prasad Bogam
Prasad is a research program manager at the BJGMC-JHU clinical research site, Pune, India and is responsible for day to day management of program activities at the site. He works closely with leadership and supports proposal development, tracking progress of projects, and facilitating collaborations with affiliate institutions. Prasad joined the team in June 2020 with more than 10 years of diverse experience across public health, clinical research, and project management. He has worked with international nonprofit organizations including Jhpiego, PATH, Noora Health, where he worked in various...

Vishal Babu Mhadeshwar, M.Sc., M.Phil

Senior Data Manager
Vishal Mhadeshwar
Vishal Babu Mhadeshwar is Senior Data Manager for TB Aftermath and HATHI studies at the BJGMC-JHU Clinical Research Site in Pune, India. He is a statistics graduate with M. Sc. & M. Phil. in Population Science. He joined the team in December 2020 with more than 5 years of cross-cultural experience in public health (Focus on MNCH). He has worked with national and international nonprofit organizations including Save the Children and India Health Action trust in the capacity of Monitoring & Evaluation.

Amol Chavan

Statistician and Junior Data Manager
Pune, India
Amol Chavan
Mr. Amol is the Statistician and Junior Data Manager at Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College -JHU Clinical Research Site in Pune, India. He has 4 plus years of experience in statistical analysis and data management. He primarily manages the databases and QA/QC of TREATAsia studies. He has post graduate degree in statistics and provides many other analytics supports.

Swapnil Suresh Raskar, PGDCR, MBA

Data Manager
Pune, India
Swapnil Raskar
Swapnil Raskar is Data Manager for the BJ Medical College Clinical Research Site (BJGMC-CRS) in Pune, India for TB Studies. He has 11 years of experience in clinical data management. He joined BJGMC-CRS in June 2013. Before joining BJGMC-CRS, he worked with a couple of CROs and has good experience in all phases of data management, like setting up studies on different database platforms, study conduct, and closeout activities. Mr. Raskar is trained in HSP-GCP and HIPPA guidelines. He is responsible for all data management activities at the site. He coordinates with study staff to develop...

Manasi Sane

Statistician & Junior Data Manager
Pune, India
Manasi Sane
Manasi Sane is a Statistician & Junior Data Manager, at the BJGMC-JHU clinical research site, Pune, India. She has post graduate degree in statistics, with more than 4 years of experience in statistical analysis and data management. She is responsible for data management and QA/QC for TREATAsia study. She is also study monitor of some BJMC-CRS studies.

Shatabdi Bagchi, MSW, PhD

Senior Behavioural Scientist 
Pune, India
Shatabdi Bagchi, MSW, PhD
Dr. Bagchi is the Senior Behavioural Scientist at the BJGMC-JHU Clinical Research Site in Pune, India. She has completed her Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W) and Master of Social Work (M.S.W) from the Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India and her PhD in Social Science from the National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. She has handled several research and intervention projects and worked extensively with several vulnerable populations including indigenous people, ethnic minorities, women and children, and migrant populations for over 8 years...

Cadeesha Graham

Research Program Coordinator
Baltimore, Maryland
Cadeesha Graham
Cadeesha Graham joined CCGHE in 2019 and is currently the Research Program Coordinator for the PCORI sponsored study to improve the linkage to care and retention among HIV-infected African Americans and Latinas. Partnered with the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), the study will compare existing linkage to care (LTC) services to a mHealth-enhanced linkage to care and retention protocol. Cadeesha assists in recruiting, enrolling, and consenting participants who will be included in the study, assist with administering surveys and questionnaires, as well as assist study participants with...

Ruth Harley

Program Administrator
Baltimore, Maryland
Ruth Harley
Ruth Harley joined CCGHE in May 2021 as the Indo-US Program Administrator. She comes to CCGHE with over 10 years of program and project management experience, most recently in the Legal Department at Johns Hopkins Healthcare where she managed new process implementation and supported regulatory and compliance processes for Boards of Directors. Prior to that, she was a Sr. Associate at the American Red Cross International Services Department, focusing on grants and international operations. Ruth is originally from South Africa and is fluent in Afrikaans. As the Indo-US Program Administrator,...

Kristin Jackson

Sr. Administrative Coordinator
Baltimore, Maryland
Kristin Jackson
Kristin Jackson is a Senior Administrative Coordinator with CCGHE. She joined the group in April 2021 and comes with over 10 years of Administrative experience, most recently working to support to federal and state government clients for multi-state, multi-million-dollar contracts. She provides and maintains high-level of administrative support for Dr. Amita Gupta and oversees managing her calendar. Kristin graduated from Howard University in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Administrative of Justice.

Colter Billings

Communications Specialist
Baltimore, Maryland
Colter Billings
Colter Billings is a Communications Specialist for JHII and CCGHE. He creates content and manages projects that amplify the mission and work of the JHII and the CCGHE. Generating and executing cross-platform communications plans, developing strategic messaging, tracking engagement and coordinating with other JHU communications teams are elements of that role. He joins CCGHE and JHII after four years as the Content and Marketing Strategist for Missouri State University-West Plains. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media from Northeastern University in Boston.

Spruha Kurlekar

Sr. Research Assistant
Baltimore, Maryland
Spruha Kurlekar
Spruha Kurlekar, CCGHE’s Sr. Research Assistant, provides research and knowledge management support. She manages the Indo-US student exchange program and supports technical tasks, data visualization, and productivity monitoring. Spruha received her MBBS from KEM Hospital in Mumbai and is a recent graduate of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, concentrating in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control. She has 3 years of experience as a research assistant and has helped conduct research on HIV, TB, and other infectious diseases in partnership with local and international partners. Spruha is...

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